Drafting Around Peterson Should Be Priority For the Minnesota Vikings

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Published: April 9, 2009


... to build a better offense around Adrian Peterson, potentially the greatest running back of all time. 


Although “All Day” appears to value himself as a workhorse, his talent and health should not be wasted for even one more year by smashing him into defenses loading the box.  Adding bulk is also not the answer.  All Day is a thoroughbred, meant to run fast and free.


Freeing All Day can best be achieved by improving the passing game to draw defenders out of the box and also by improving blocking for both the passing and running game.  These objectives can be met by upgrading at quarterback, right tackle, wide receiver and fullback.


Nearly everyone, except Childress, seems to realize the Vikings are a quarterback away from Super Bowl contention.  The Vikings need a proven q...

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